Bernie Sanders will win the Nevada caucuses, CBS News projects. Saturday’s victory added to his momentum in the field of candidates seeking the Democratic nomination for president.
Sanders, coming off a victory in New Hampshire and a lead in the popular vote in Iowa, dominated with several key demographics. He had a big lead among voters under 45 and Latino voters, with more than 50% support. He won 49% support from both independent voters and very liberal ones.
Even among moderate voters, he trailed Biden only slightly. Joe Biden had 23% of moderate voters to Sanders 22%, trailed by Pete Buttigieg at 21%, Amy Klobuchar at 14%, Tom Steyer at 10% and Elizabeth Warren at 6%.
One in five caucus-goers were Latinos, and Sanders led with 53% of them. Biden followed at 16%, Buttigieg at 9%, Steyer at 8%, Warren at 7% and Klobuchar at 4%.
By Saturday night, Sanders had already moved on to Texas, which votes on Super Tuesday on March 3. He gave a speech earlier Saturday in El Paso and delivered his victory speech at a rally in San Antonio.
“No campaign has a grassroots movement like we do, which is another reason why we’re going to win this election,” Sanders said at a speech in San Antonio. “The American people are sick and tired of a government which is based on greed, corruption and lies.”